I really did like the movie and still do. I smiled to myself a few times recently when we were unpacking boxes—consolidating the wares of two homes into one—and coming across copies of Tom’s DVD I have. I gave out a lot of them over the years and I still would.
I never let the perfect be the enemy of the good and I’d recommend that film to anyone, anytime, without a second thought.
But on the inside, we deal with the nitty gritty.
I got up to this stuff this morning and I like it. Take a look, then I’ll tell you why I like it.
Mick Hamblen is pretending he’s special. It was an email out to 5,000 subscribers.
…Well. Please let Kiran Wagle, of Boston, MA, from Minneapolis, followed by a shit-ton of 112 people know that I got his message. He wants me burned alive.
“Set the motherfucker on fire already.”
“So basically he’s a completely crazy person who needs to be burned alive so he stops wasting air and water.
“Please tell him I said that. I just want him to know what I really think of him!”
Oh, I love the exclamation point.
So, let’s move onto the serious commenters, pro and con.
Frances Kelly: One doesn’t have “issues.” One has problems or has no problems, or in-between. I find my intermittent anger to be an asset. Moreover; it, too, exists on a continuum and a scale. For instance, I could be doing this post angered, or overjoyed, and I’d bet most people wouldn’t be able to tell much difference. Most of my vitriol is more calculated than emotional.
Suzzane Horlock: You’re of the special sort of dumb that just keeps keeping me engaged.
“Yea, it’s totally unnecessary and frankly offensive.”
Hey Suzzane, shut your cock holster long enough to watch this and understand that nobody cares that you’re offended.
Mark Salameda: Dude, you owned the thread. You hit the base essentials and then drove it home as to why this way of thinking can work for someone who wants to be on stage, or look good for their mate.
Solid. Shit. Man. Hat. Off.
David Lawrence: You made a decent point. Flip-flopping is a criticism that bears distinction. In the political realm, it’s often valid because a politician switches positions based on polling and other data, trying to be a good politician. I’m just trying to be a good curmudgeon. Shit makes sense to me, or it doesn’t and I’m always about integration and synthesis more than anything. It’s good if vegans take some ideas from paleo and vice versa, and create a new paradigm.
Sharon Pederson: The business classes I aced at Oregon State in the early 1980s were marketing, accounting, all et cetera. The difference is that I care for customers long term and what’s more, I’ve always considered it my role to educate customers so that they can be good customers. The customer is always wrong, but that’s just a challenge.
John J Case III: LOL.
I don’t know much about him, he has been around the keto scene a lot longer than I have. Two takeaways from what contact I have had.
1. He’s a low carb vegan (at least as low as practical for that format) and a big fan of that vegan diabetes “reversal” clinic out west (US)
2. He hates anyone making money off Keto. It’s like he thinks he practically invented it, so it’s wrong for these newbies to make money off his idea. [emphasis added]
…You’ve heard me talk about Dunning-Kruger pretty often, right?
There’s your textbook, right there in plain sight. Unfortunately, he may be the IIId case in a row. He posted this, too, after someone schooled his ignorance. But, in classic Dunning-Kruger, he must keep on talking:
I think his non-vegan version of the vegan HCLF T2D diet is interesting. That said, I suspect it’s not as effective as LCHF, and I wonder what motivates him to eat crap like fruit and oatmeal and call it more balanced.
He’s stupid, and he’s posturing because he got his dick spanked by David Lawrence. As I merely recall, the Newcastle protocol uses an LC 800 kcal diet to reverse type 2 diabetes in 80% of subjects, so the turd (the IIIrd) didn’t even bother to get anywhere up to speed before going DK.
And for what it’s worth yea, I have blogged about Dr. Gabriel Cousins a time or two. he has video documented evidence of reversing T2 in a month in his clinic. It would be totally “Turd” (IIIrd) of me to not let folks know, in case that sort of thing might be for them.
…This was a gift this morning that gave me some good insight. I guess, seriously, I have to thank Tom for that and for allowing the discussion. Many places would not. I always see everything. The praise and the scorn….and I always want to see both. Comment sections on blogs are always to some degree echo-chambers so it is a huge bonus for me to see in a rather antagonistic place that it’s rather damn chiller than I thought. You’ll hopefully excuse me if I look at it overall and think, “yep, that’s about right.”
Sure, confirmation bias is pervasive and I know that well. But, here’s the deal for me. I look at that thread, realize I’m the impetus of the conversation, and it’s quite clear to me that everyone needs to be talking about me a lot more.
Thanks for talking about me.